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PDF Content Summary: > VLASETM UV Datalogic S.r.l. Via S. Vitalino 13 40012 – Calderara di Reno Italy VlaseTM UV User’s Manual Ed.: 05/2017 Helpful links at datalogic.com: Contact Us, Terms and Conditions, Support. © 2014 - 2017 Datalogic S.p.A. and/or its affiliates • ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. • Without limiting the rights under copyright, no part of this documentation may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, or for any purpose, without the express written permission of Datalogic S.p.A. and/or its affiliates. Datalogic and the Datalogic logo are registered trademarks of Datalogic S.p.A. in many countries, including the U.S.A. and the E.U. Vlase, Arex, Eox, Violino, Lighter Suite are trademarks of Datalogic S.p.A. and/or affiliates. All other trademarks and brands are property of their respective owners. Datalogic reserves the right to make modifications and improvements without prior notification. Datalogic shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein, nor for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the use of this material. 821002863 rev. C ii SYMBOLS Symbols used in this manual along with their meaning are shown below. Symbols and signs are repeated within the chapters and/or sections and have the following meaning: Generic Warning: This symbol indicates the need to read the manual carefully or the necessity of an important maneuver or maintenance operation. Electricity Warning: This symbol indicates dangerous voltage associated with the laser product, or powerful enough to constitute an electrical risk. This symbol may also appear on the marking system at the risk area. Laser Warning: This symbol indicates the danger of exposure to visible or invisible laser radiation. This symbol may also appear on the marking system at the risk area. Fire Warning: This symbol indicates the danger of a fire when processing flammable materials. Because there is a danger of fire, it is indispensable to follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer when commissioning the marking system. Notice: Notes, usage tips, or additional information. Note: Carefully read the user’s manual before using the marking system. iii REVISION INDEX Revision Date Number of added or edited pages 821002860 10-03-2015 Release 821002861 rev.A 15-01-2016 General Review 821002862 rev.B 29-04-2016 Appendix C 821002863 rev.C 22-05-2017 ii, Appendix F NOTE: We sometimes update the documentation after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation at datalogic.com for updates. iv FOREWORD Information included in this manual is intended for a qualified installer able to integrate the marking system into a system, complying with all the protection features required by international rules and local legislations. Refer to the Appendices for further information. Following manual refers to an VLASETM 3PWX-TLS2 system in Class 4 configuration. In addition to being professionally trained in their role, personnel assigned to work on the marking system must be informed and made acquainted with the risks inherent to invisible and visible laser radiation. The operator is required to carefully read the section of the manual concerning safety instructions as well as the sections related to matters falling under her/his responsibility. The workers assigned to the marking system can be identified as: • OPERATOR responsible for loading elements to be processed, visually checking the work cycle, removing the finished product and cleaning the marking system. • MAINTENANCE WORKER responsible for the electrical, mechanical and optical maintenance and adjustment of the marking system. WARNING! Datalogic shall not be held responsible for any non-conforming use of the marking system of its manufacture. NOTE: BEFORE INSTALLING AND USING THE MARKING SYSTEM, READ CAREFULLY THE APPENDICES. v OVERVIEW We are honoured by your choice of a Datalogic product, specifically a new product belonging to the VlaseTM product families, which aim to satisfy new market evolutions, and especially the integration industrial laser sources. OPERATION OF A LASER SYSTEM WITH GALVANOMETRIC SCANNING The laser generates a train of high-energy pulses of invisible radiation. In order to obtain a more accurate focus, the laser beam is first enlarged using an optical expansion system and then deflected by a scanning system consisting of two mirrors mounted on galvanometric motors. These mirrors deflect the beam in a controlled beam along the X and Y axes; processing of the product surface occurs by coordinating the movement of the two motors with the turning on/off of the laser beam. The deflected laser beam is focused by an F-Theta objective before it hits the surface of the product. Generally speaking, the marking is carried out within the focus of the beam. MARKING SOFTWARE The marking software Lighter is preinstalled on the system. NOTE: Consult Lighter software user’s manual for a proper use of the same. NOTE: Consult the proper Appendix to upgrade the preinstalled software if necessary. The VlaseTM laser marking system features a control unit whose size is compatible with the standard 19” 2,5U in varnished steel, and a resonator whose compact dimensions make it easy to integrate into a system that comprises safety devices required by applicable regulations, the management of marking signals and the customer’s complementary modules, if any. All laser marking system connections are found on the rear of the rack: power supply, safety, electrical signals, communication ports, patch cord to the scanner head, while the front features key and enable command devices, status LED in addition to a USB connector for the communication with the internal embedded controller. VlaseTM belongs to the family of DPSS (Diode Pump Solid State) laser sources in the “end pumped” and “Q- Switched” configuration. The mechanical and electrical characteristics satisfy standardization and connectivity needs of the industrial field, such as the new 19” rack and different solutions for laser system control. The new marking system control platform allows for an easy integration in industrial environments and complies with the standard of the other Datalogic marking systems, with the same philosophy implemented in ArexTM. Based on the optical layout of the Datalogic ViolinoTM laser source, the VlaseTM family guarantees significant improvements in terms of performances thanks to the new laser diode current and temperature controllers, developed by the Datalogic laboratories, which short warm-up time and improve the stability of emitted laser power. The operating temperature range has been extended to 5°- 40°C for its use in industrial environments. WARNING! Marking system installation in secure environment is responsibility of the system integrator! vi Figure 1: Control rack and resonator with scan head. Main features: • 100 to 240 V AC @ 50-60 Hz Power Supply • Operating Temperature Range extended to 40°C • Fully integrated marking and system control • Integrated PC embedded and marking software for stand-alone operation • Ease of integration in industrial environments and maximum control compatibility with other marking platforms (ArexTM/EoxTM) • Integrated photocell and encoder connectors for Marking ON Fly (MOF) applications • Unattended control of the system by LAN network or serial communication (RS232 protocol) • Stable Marking process and high a beam quality (M2<1.3) • Compact Design: 19” 2,5U rack • High peak power and short pulse duration (<10ns) • Available cable lengths: 3m standard, other length available on request • Simplified access to Laser Diode Module for fiber installation and Laser Diode Module maintenance • Dedicated software tool for laser parameter setting and diagnostics IMPORTANT WARNINGS Access to the internal parts of the marking system is allowed only to authorized personnel, duly qualified and trained with regards to risks of optical and electrical nature. Datalogic declines any and all responsibility for work carried out on live parts by untrained or unauthorized personnel. WARNING! It is forbidden to change the intended use for which the system was designed and developed. Datalogic declines any responsibility and liability for irregular and improper use of the laser system which it manufactures. WARNING! These marking system actuation is demanded to the system integrator. vii TABLE OF CONTENTS SYMBOLS III REVISION INDEX IV FOREWORD V OVERVIEW VI OPERATION OF A LASER SYSTEM WITH GALVANOMETRIC SCANNING vi MARKING SOFTWARE vi IMPORTANT WARNINGS vii TABLE OF CONTENTS VIII 1 CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGING 10 1.1 UNPACKING 10 1.2 MAIN HARDWARE 11 1.3 CABLES AND OTHER COMPONENTS 11 1.4 TRANSPORT 12 1.5 ON MOISTURE CONDENSATION 12 1.6 FIXING AND POSITIONING 13 1.7 INSTALLATION ENVIRONMENT 15 1.8 FUME / DUST EXTRACTOR 16 1.9 FAN INSTALLATION 16 2 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 17 2.1 TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS 17 2.2 DESCRIPTION OF THE MODULES 19 2.2.1 RESONATOR 19 2.2.2 CONTROL RACK 20 2.3 MARKING AREA SPECIFICATION 21 2.4 EXTERNAL CONNECTORS SPECIFICATIONS 23 2.4.1 INTERLOCK CONNECTOR 23 2.4.2 INTERLOCK OUT CONNECTOR 25 2.4.3 COMMAND BOX CONNECTOR (LASER CONTROL) 26 2.4.4 AXES CONNECTOR (I/O CONTROL) 31 2.4.5 RS232 CONNECTOR (COM2) 32 2.4.6 ENCODER CONNECTOR 33 2.4.7 PHOTOCELL CONNECTOR 33 2.5 INPUT/OUTPUT SIGNAL SPECIFICATIONS 34 2.6 CONNECTION EXAMPLES 35 3 INSTALLATION AND SET UP 36 3.1 CONNECTIONS 36 3.1.1 CONNECTING COMMAND BOX CABLE 36 3.1.2 CONNECTING INTERLOCK CABLE 37 3.1.3 CONNECTING INTERLOCK OUT CONNECTOR 37 3.1.4 CONNECTING THE OPTICAL FIBER TO THE CONTROL RACK 38 3.1.5 CONNECTING THE OPTICAL FIBER ON THE RESONATOR 41 3.1.6 CONNECTING RADIOFREQUENCY CABLE 43 3.1.7 CONNECTING MDR CABLE 44 3.1.8 CONNECTING RESONATOR CABLE 45 3.1.9 CONNECTING FAN CABLE 46 3.1.10 CONNECTING POWER SUPPLY CABLE 47 3.1.11 GROUND CONNECTION 47 3.1.12 CONNECTING RESONATOR POWER SUPPLY CABLE 48 3.1.13 LOCAL MODE CONNECTION 49 3.1.14 REMOTE MODE CONNECTION 50 3.1.15 F-THETA LENS PROTECTION CAP REMOVAL 51 4 USE AND OPERATION 52 4.1 TURNING ON SEQUENCE 52 viii 4.1.1 ADVICE ON USING THE SYSTEM 55 4.2 LOCAL MODE OPERATIONS 56 4.3 REMOTE MODE OPERATIONS 56 4.4 OPERATING IN LOCAL MODE 58 4.4.1 HOW TO CREATE AND EDIT YOUR FIRST GRAPHIC DOCUMENT 59 4.4.2 HOW TO TEST AND ENGRAVE YOUR DOCUMENT 62 4.4.3 HOW TO USE EXTERNAL SIGNALS TO ENGRAVE YOUR DOCUMENT 64 4.5 THERMALIZATION AND SUPPRESSION OF GIANT PULSES 66 5 CUSTOMIZE THE SYSTEM’S SOFTWARE 68 5.1 CHANGE O.S. LANGUAGE AND KEYBOARD LAYOUT 68 5.2 CHANGE LAN CONFIGURATION AND IP ADDRESS 71 5.3 CHANGE VIDEO SETTING 74 5.4 REMOTE DESKTOP CONNECTION 76 6 ACCESSORIES 78 6.1 CONTROL BOX 78 6.2 MARKING ON FLY KIT 79 6.3 CABLE KIT LENGTH PLUS 79 6.4 RACK HANDLES 80 7 TECHNICAL SUPPORT 81 7.1 SEALS 81 7.2 MAINTENANCE 82 7.2.1 F-THETA SCAN LENS CLEANING PROCEDURE 82 7.2.2 AIR FILTER CLEANING PROCEDURE 83 7.3 PRODUCT SUPPORT AND CUSTOMER SERVICE 84 APPENDIX A: LABELS IDENTIFICATION 85 POSITIONING OF EXTERNAL LABELS 87 APPENDIX B: STANDARDS 89 LASER STANDARDS 89 CE COMPLIANCE 89 FCC COMPLIANCE 89 APPENDIX C: SAFETY CONSIDERATION ACCORDING TO EN ISO 13489-1:2008 90 PERFORMANCE LEVEL (PL) 90 APPLICATION EXAMPLE 90 SAFETY FUNCTIONS OF VLASETM 94 APPENDIX D: NOTE ABOUT LASER 95 LASER SAFETY 95 LASER RADIATION 96 ABSORPTION OF LASER RADIATION 97 CLASSIFICATION AND DANGER LEVEL 97 RADIATION VIEWING CONDITIONS 98 DIRECT VIEWING OF THE LASER BEAM 98 DIRECT VIEWING OF THE BEAM AFTER MIRROR REFLECTION 98 DIRECT VIEWING OF THE BEAM OUTPUT BY AN OPTICAL FIBER 98 DIRECT VIEWING OF THE BEAM AFTER FOCUSING 98 SCATTERED VIEWING OF THE BEAM AFTER FOCUSING 98 N.O.H.D. DETERMINATION AND O.D. OF PROTECTION GOGGLES 99 EYES AND SKIN RISKS 101 GENERAL SAFETY REGULATIONS 101 COLLATERAL RISKS 101 APPENDIX E: SOFTWARE UPGRADE 103 APPENDIX F: RECOVER THE SYSTEM USING USB RECOVERY DISK 106 APPENDIX G: MECHANICAL DRAWINGS 112 FIGURES 114 ix VLASETM UV 1 1 CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGING 1.1 UNPACKING When unpacking the marking system from the shipping carton you should: • Remove the documentation from the top of the marking system • Remove the box containing the accessories • Carefully remove the marking system from the packaging using both hands 10 Figure 2: Unpacking. Before installing or operating the marking system, you should: • Inspect the shipping container for damage • Inspect the marking system for signs of damage • Confirm that the shipping carton contains all items on the shipping inventory list including any accessories Retain all packaging materials until the marking system has been inspected for completeness and damage, and you have checked the operating performance. If anything is missing or defective, see chapter 7 for contact details. CONTENTS OF THE PACKING 1 1.2 MAIN HARDWARE Control rack Resonator F-Theta (except 3PWX-T0SV) 1.3 CABLES AND OTHER COMPONENTS Command Box Gold connector (*) Interlock connector gold (*) Interlock OUT connector Rack adapters Sample Test User Manual Test Report * If this connector is used, the marking system works in DANGEROUS condition (MUTING DEVICE). 11 Interlock cable Safety Key USB Stick Cable gland Power supply cables Scan Head cable Command Box cable RF cable Resonator cable Optical fiber cable USB cable VLASETM UV 1 1.4 TRANSPORT The marking system needs to be moved in order to proceed to its positioning and wiring. The marking system can’t be lifted up and moved by a single person. WARNING! To avoid damaging or breaking the optical fiber, never subject it a bending radius below the limits specified in the technical specification table. 12 Figure 3: Transport. WARNING! VlaseTM is a delicate optical laser marking system, avoid damaging it with shock and vibrations. WARNING! Be extremely careful to not damage the fiber optic cable between resonator and rack. 1.5 ON MOISTURE CONDENSATION If the marking system is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, moisture may condense inside or outside the marking system. This moisture condensation may cause a malfunction of the marking system. If moisture condensation occurs Turn off the marking system and wait about 1 hour for the moisture to evaporate. Note on moisture condensation Moisture may condense when you bring the marking system from a cold place into a warm place (or vice versa) or when you use the marking system in a humid place as shown below. How to avoid moisture condensation When you bring the marking system from a cold place into a warm place, put it in a plastic bag and seal it tightly. Remove the bag when the air temperature inside the plastic bag has reached the ambient temperature (after about 1 hour). CONTENTS OF THE PACKING 1 1.6 FIXING AND POSITIONING The marking system must be positioned in a safely manner and the precautions listed below must be followed. Figure 5: Vertical positioning (need additional fixing). WARNING! DO NOT fix the marking system in manner not shown in figure. 13 Figure 4: Positioning rack. VLASETM UV 1 The marking system can be fitted inside a special rack cabinet equipped with special support shoulders and handles, available on request. The figure below shows the mounting points for mounting in rack: 14 Figure 6: Fixing points on rack handles (cabinet assembly). The resonator must be secured to a special base (not supplied by Datalogic) using the four M6 threaded holes. The resonator, just like the control rack, must be safety positioned and secured on a special surface, parallel to the ground and absolutely vibration-free. The resonator can be secured both horizontally and vertically. NOTE: In order to prevent marking distortions, install a vibrometer on the base of the piece to be marked and check for the absence of vibrations during the marking process. NOTE: It is recommended to install the resonator on a micrometer positioning Z-axis system! Figure 7: Resonator fixing points WARNING! It is very important to secure the laser system before you start marking the piece since improper securing or positioning may cause serious damage. Do not secure the marking system in a way other than the one described in the figure. CONTENTS OF THE PACKING 1 1.7 INSTALLATION ENVIRONMENT The control rack must be installed in a suitable environment in order to allow proper air flow passage and correct VlaseTM housing is an air of cooled the cables. marking system: an adequate air flow is necessary to guarantee correct cooling of the system. Install must not slow or stop the flow of air cooling. Moreover, do not install a heat source near. Clean air filter when it is dirty. If the air filter is dirty, the air-flow might become not sufficient to ensure correct cooling and might stop marking operation. Clean or exchange air filter periodically. Figure 8: Rack installation environment. WARNING! DO NOT place heavy objects on top of rack! In order to have the marking system operating in safety mode (see Appendices for more details) we recommended to install the marking system as shown in figure below in order to limit laser output area. To obtain a good marking quality, and not to decrease life time, we recommended a ventilation or vacuum system in a protection box to limit dust due to marking phase. 15 Figure 9: Safety mode example. VLASETM UV 1 1.8 FUME / DUST EXTRACTOR During marking process, dust and/or gas may be produced. It is important to use adequate fume extractor and/or air filtration. WARNING! Marking PVC (or other plastic material) can cause the release of chlorine gas witch can be harmful to the laser operator and to the marking system itself. Always use adequate fume extractor during PVC and plastic marking. 1.9 FAN INSTALLATION The fan supplied with the device must be accurately positioned and fixed on the resonator so that it can work properly. The fan must be assembled so that the air flow is aimed at the unit containing the crystal (gold-coloured section on the resonator). 16 Figure 10: Fan installation. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 17 2 2 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS NOTE: BEFORE INSTALLING AND USING THE LASER, READ CAREFULLY THE APPENDICES. WARNING! VlaseTM is a CLASS 4 LASER PRODUCT and it is the responsibility of the OEM/system integrator to provide the safety completeness to be ready-to-use. 2.1 TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS CONTROL RACK MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS Weight 15 Kg Height 122 mm Width 430 mm Depth 480 mm RESONATOR WITH SCANNER HEAD MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS Weight (*) 11 Kg Height 168 mm Width 181 mm Depth (**) 686 mm (*) Without F-Theta. (**) Vary from models. NOTE: Refer to Datalogic’s website for detailed drawings. VLASETM UV 2 STORAGE AND TRASPORTATION CONDITIONS Storage temperature -10° to 60°C (14° to 140°F) Shock and vibrations MIL 810E “CAT 1 Basic Transportation” Package Drop Test 60 cm WARNING! This product includes precision optical parts; avoid vibration and shocks: marking quality may deteriorate. ENVIRONMENTAL OPERATING CONDITIONS Environmental temperature 5°C to 40°C (41° to 104°F) Humidity < 90% without condensation Altitude < 2000 m Pollution Degree 2 Overvoltage Category II ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY Input Voltage 100 to 240 V AC @ 50-60 Hz Input Current 6 max Max Power 600W PERFORMANCES LASER MARKER SOURCE (specification @ 25°C) Laser Type Class 4 DPSSL (Diode Pumped Solid State Laser) Average Rep Rate Power (30kHz)at 1 reference W 3.0 Pulse energy (max) mJ 0.10 (7ns) Peak power (max) kW 14 Central emission wavelength nm 355 Repetition Rate2 kHz 20 ÷ 80 Laser aiming beam Class 2 <1mW @ 630-670nm Cooling 18 Forced Air Rack Fans = L10 @ 40°C : 60000h Resonator Fan = L10 @ 40°C : 70000h Noise dB(A) < 70 at 1 meter OTHER Optical Fiber Minimum Bending Radius mm 200 (fixed installation) Available Cables Length m 3 standard, other available Marking Speed mm/s Up to 3000 mm/s Char Marking Speed3 char/s Up to 340 char/s MOF (Marking on the fly) YES [constant speed or encoder] Line speed – Productivity4 Up to 75 m/min – 3 Pcs/s Marking Control and Software EMC Embedded Control and Lighter Suite Communication RS232, Ethernet (TCP/IP 10, 100 Mbit), digital I/O 1 2 3 4 Without F-Theta Without Power h char=1mm in Single line string, derating roman s Level100% Roman-s font f=30kHz F-Theta160L on TESA label TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 19 2 2.2 DESCRIPTION OF THE MODULES 2.2.1 RESONATOR A description of the main parts of the resonator unit is provided here below: 1) Scan Head signals connector 5) Resonator power supply connection 2) USB port type B 6) RF connector 3) Fan connector 7) Cooling fan 4) Rack-Resonator connector 8) Optic fiber inlet Figure 11: Resonator view. VLASETM UV 2 2.2.2 CONTROL RACK A description of the control rack is provided here below for the purpose of obtaining the right information for proper installation of the marking system. 20 1) Status LED 11) MDR connector 2) Enable 12) Resonator signals connector 3) Key 13) Optic fiber outlet 4) USB port 14) RF connector 5) VGA port 15) Command Box connector 6) LAN port 16) I/O connector (axis control) 7) RS232 port 17) Photocell connector 8) 3x USB ports 18) Encoder connector 9) Interlock connector 19) Earth ground 10) Interlock OUT connector 20) Mains power supply connection Figure 12: Control rack front view. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 21 2 2.3 MARKING AREA SPECIFICATION Datalogic provides a wide range of F-Theta scan lenses to be attached to the scanning head to focus the laser beam in flat Marking Field, in order to achieve high-resolution marking results. These F-Theta scan lenses are available to best-match the object (i.e.: logo; string; 2D matrix; etc.) to be marked and fit the standard Datalogic Scanning Head; further solutions about different models of F-Theta scan lenses and scanning heads will be considered upon request. The table below lists the standard F-Theta scan lenses currently available: F-Theta Scan Lens diameter: M85 F-Theta Scan Lens ƒ = 103L Telecentric ƒ = 160L Working Distance mm 135 ± 3 197 ± 3 Fixing Distance mm 159 ± 4 187 ± 4 Marking Area mm2 60 x 60 110 x 110 NOTE: Definition of Marking Area: square marking field measured on black anodized aluminium plate. WARNING! This product was designed to use only certain configurations of F-Theta lens and marking field. If your needs are not satisfied by current available F-Theta lens configurations please contact Datalogic for a solution. The use of other F-Theta lenses or operation outside the specified marking field for a certain F-Theta lens configuration can lead to damage of F-Theta lens, scanning head or laser source. Such damage is not covered by warranty! WARNING! For each F-Theta lens configuration Datalogic recommends the use of certain adapter. This adapter ensures that residual back reflections caused by F-Theta lens do not damage optics of the scanning head. The removal of such adapter or its incorrect use (for example incomplete threading, use of another F-Theta lens adapter, etc.) can lead to damage of the F-Theta lens, scanning head or laser source. Such damage is not covered by warranty! VLASETM UV 2 NOTE: Working Distance is defined as the distance between the center of the marking area (defined in the focal plane) and the last mechanical edge of the F-Theta Scan Lens. Refer to the following figure. WD: Working Distance MA: Marking Area AB: Aiming beam FD: Fixing Distance 22 Figure 13: Marking area TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 2 2.4 EXTERNAL CONNECTORS SPECIFICATIONS 2.4.1 INTERLOCK CONNECTOR Interlock disables the Class 4 laser source inside the marking system. Interlock internal circuit is designed to comply with the single fault condition. PANEL CONNECTOR Type SWITCHCRAFT TB Series male Tini Q-G (Mini XLR) panel mount connector, 4 positions. Figure 14: Male panel plug cod. TB4M (front view). PIN SIGNAL TYPE DESCRIPTION FUNCTIONAL DIAGRAM 1 VCC_INT_IN_A OUTPUT 24V INTERLOCK_A DC reference signal for 2 INTERLOCK_A INPUT INTERLOCK_A signal 3 GND_INT_IN_B GND Ground reference for INTERLOCK_B signal 4 INTERLOCK _B INPUT INTERLOCK_B signal PIN 1- PIN 2 PIN 3- PIN 4 MARKING FUNCTIONALITY CONDITION CONTACT OPEN CONTACT OPEN NOT POSSIBLE SAFE CONTACT CLOSED CONTACT OPEN NOT POSSIBLE DANGEROUS CONTACT OPEN CONTACT CLOSED NOT POSSIBLE DANGEROUS CONTACT CLOSED CONTACT CLOSED POSSIBLE DANGEROUS WARNING! In order to NOT DAMAGE the interlock circuitry, we recommended using “dry circuit” (zero voltage) switches or relay circuitry. 23 VLASETM UV 2 PLUG CONNECTOR Connector type SWITCHCRAFT TA Series Tini Q-G (Mini XLR) female cable mount connectors, 4 positions. 24 Figure 15: Female cable mount connector cod. TY4F (solder view). WARNING! If the interlock gold connector is used, the marking system is in DANGEROUS condition (MUTING DEVICE). NOTE: To restore the marking system it is necessary to repeat the “Turning on sequence” without shutting down the system. See chapter 4.1 for more details. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 25 2 2.4.2 INTERLOCK OUT CONNECTOR The interlock-out allows to monitoring of the operation of the interlock connector. PANEL CONNECTOR Panel socket BINDER, 4 positions female, 719 series. INT_OUT_A INT_OUT_B CONDITION Closed Closed SAFE Closed Open DANGEROUS Open Closed DANGEROUS Open Open DANGEROUS Type NPN BJT transistor Vmax 300 V Imax 60 mA Vsaturation < 1,5 V Leakage current < 400 nA NOTE: The response time is 10 ms from the output’s switching. PLUG CONNECTOR Binder male cable mount connectors, 719 series, 4 positions. Figure 16: Female panel socket cod. 09-9766-30-04 (front view). PIN SIGNAL TYPE DESCRIPTION 1 INT_OUT_A_COLLECTOR COLLECTOR Interlock OUT signal A (INT_OUT_A) 2 INT_OUT_A_EMITTER EMITTER 3 INT_OUT_B_COLLECTOR COLLECTOR Interlock OUT signal B (INT_OUT_B) 4 INT_OUT_B_EMITTER EMITTER + Figure 17: Male cable mount connector cod. 09-9767-00-04 (front view). VLASETM UV 2 2.4.3 COMMAND BOX CONNECTOR (LASER CONTROL) Panel socket Sub-D, 25 positions, female. 26 Figure 18: Female panel socket Sub-D 25 (front view). PIN SIGNAL TYPE (***) DESCRIPTION 1 12V_ENABLE_B Output power supply 12V DC power supply available for EXT_ENABLE_B (max 250mA) 2 EXT_ENABLE_B Digital Input Secondary external ENABLE signal (see par. 220.127.116.11) - HIGH level: contact closed - LOW level or disconnected: contact opened 3 RESERVED Digital Output DO NOT CONNECT 4 EXT_12V Output power supply Auxiliary 12V DC power supply available for drive input logical HIGH (max 250mA) 5 EXT_12V Output power supply Auxiliary 12V Dc power supply available for drive input logical HIGH (max 250mA) 6 EXT_12V Output power supply Auxiliary 12V DC power supply available for drive input logical HIGH (max 250mA) 7 12V_ENABLE_A Output power supply 12V DC power supply available for EXT_ENABLE_A (max 250mA) 8 EXT_ENABLE_A Digital Input Primary external ENABLE signal (see paragraph 18.104.22.168) - HIGH level: contact closed; - LOW level or disconnected: contact opened 9 BUSY (*) Digital Output This signal is used to know if the current spooler is executing (marking in progress) (see paragraph 22.214.171.124) - ON during marking process 10 CONNECTOR PRESENCE Digital Input This signal is used to check the presence of the command box connector (see paragraph 2.6) - HIGH level: normal operation; - LOW level or disconnected: laser source faulty 11 START MARKING (*) Digital Input This signal is used to start to the marking process when a document or a sequence is running in AUTO MODE (**) or WORK MODE (**): (see paragraph 126.96.36.199) - HIGH level pulsed signal start the marking process 12 EXT_KEY Digital Input External KEY signal (see paragraph 188.8.131.52) - HIGH level: contact closed; - LOW level or disconnected: contact opened 13 STOP MARKING (*) Digital Input This signal is used to stop the marking process (see paragraph 184.108.40.206) - HIGH level pulsed signal stop the marking process TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 2 14 RESERVED Digital Input DO NOT CONNECT 15 RESERVED Digital Input DO NOT CONNECT 16 RESERVED Digital Input DO NOT CONNECT 17 END Digital Output 27 This signal is used to know if the marking process is finished (see paragraph 220.127.116.11): - ON at the end of marking process 18 POWER_ON Digital Output This signal is used to know if the system is already warmed up: (see 18.104.22.168) - ON when the laser is in STAND_BY or READY state 19 GND Ground Ground reference 20 SYSTEM_ALARM Digital Output This signal is used to know if the system is in booting up state or in error state: (see paragraph 22.214.171.124) - ON during BOOTING UP - ON in case of system error 21 GND Ground Ground reference 22 ENABLE_OUT Digital Output This signal is used to know if the system is ready to emit laser radiation: (see paragraph 126.96.36.199) - ON when the system is in READY state 23 SW_READY (*) Digital Output This signal is used to know if a document, sequence or script is loaded and ready to be executed: - ON when a document or a sequence is running in AUTO MODE (**) or WORK MODE (**) (SW_READY COMPATIBILITY (**) = true) - ON when a document or a sequence is running in AUTO MODE (**) and laser in READY state (SW_READY COMPATIBILITY (**) = false) - ON when a script is running n AUTO MODE (**) and “IoPort.setReady (true)” function is used 24 GND Ground Ground reference 25 GND Ground Ground reference (*) refers to Lighter user’s manual “Setting I/O parameters” paragraph to set the signal properties (**) refers to Lighter user’s manual (***) refer to 2.5 NOTE: Connection example in paragraph 2.6. VLASETM UV 2 188.8.131.52 ENABLE SIGNAL’S SCHEME (COMMAND BOX CONNECTOR) 28 Figure 19: ENABLE signal’s scheme. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 2 184.108.40.206 KEY SIGNAL’S SCHEME (COMMAND BOX CONNECTOR) Figure 20: KEY signal’s scheme 220.127.116.11 LASER CONTROL SIGNALS TIMING 29 Figure 21: Timing control signals VLASETM UV 2 18.104.22.168 TIMING MARKING PROCESS SIGNALS The following diagram illustrates the possible timings and settings of these signals: 30 Figure 22: Timing signals The time intervals in the diagram can all be programmed with a resolution of 1 ms (*). T1 Start Time For setting the minimum acceptable time for the START_MARKING signal T2 Start Delay For delaying the start of marking process T3 Busy Advance BUSY signal corresponding to marking progress T4 Stop Time The minimum time for STOP_MARKING signal to stop the marking process T5 Busy Delay For delaying the Laser END signal with respect to laser emission T6 End Time For setting the Laser End activation time (*) Refer to Lighter user’s manual “Setting I/O parameters” to set the signal’s properties. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 2 2.4.4 AXES CONNECTOR (I/O CONTROL) Panel socket Sub-D, 25 positions, male. Figure 23: Male panel socket Sub-D 25 (front view). PIN SIGNAL TYPE (**) DESCRIPTION 1 EXT_12V Output Power supply 31 Auxiliary 12V DC power supply available for drive input logical HIGH (max 250mA) 2 OUTPUT_0 (*) or STEP_Y Digital Output Generic output or Y-Axis drive step signal (Clock) for axis control 3 OUTPUT_2 (*) or STEP_Z Digital Output Generic output or Z-Axis drive step signal (Clock) for axis control 4 OUTPUT_4 (*) or BRAKE X Digital Output Generic output or X-Axis electromechanical brake release signal. ON during drive motion 5 OUTPUT_6 (*) or BRAKE Y Digital Output Generic output or Y-Axis electromechanical brake release signal. ON during drive motion 6 OUTPUT_8 (*) or BRAKE Z Digital Output Generic output or Z-Axis electromechanical brake release signal. ON during drive motion 7 INPUT_0 (*) or ZERO X Digital Input Generic input or X-Axis home sensor input. The home search is stopped when this signal goes HIGH 8 INPUT_1 (*) or ZERO Y Digital Input Generic input or Y-Axis home sensor input. The home search is stopped when this signal goes HIGH 9 INPUT_2 (*) or ZERO Z Digital Input Generic input or Z-Axis home sensor input. The home search is stopped when this signal goes HIGH 10 INPUT_3 (*) or DISABLE X Digital Input Generic input or X-Axis disable signal. When HIGH, the corresponding step signal remains in the status prior to activation 11 INPUT_4 (*) or DISABLE Y Digital Input Generic input or Y-Axis disable signal. When HIGH, the corresponding step signal remains in the status prior to activation 12 INPUT_5 (*) or DISABLE Z Digital Input Generic input or Z-Axis disable signal. When HIGH, the corresponding step signal remains in the status prior to activation 13 GND Ground Ground reference 14 OUTPUT_12 STEP R (*) or Digital Output Generic output or R-Axis drive step signal (Clock) for axis control VLASETM UV 2 15 OUTPUT_1 STEP X 32 (*) or Digital Output Generic output or X-Axis drive step signal (Clock) for axis control 16 OUTPUT_3 DIR Z (*) or Digital Output Generic output or Z-Axis drive direction signal 17 OUTPUT_5 DIR Y (*) or Digital Output Generic output or Y-Axis drive direction signal 18 OUTPUT_7 DIR X (*) or Digital Output Generic output or X-Axis drive direction signal 19 INPUT 9 Digital Input Generic Input 20 INPUT 8 Digital Input Generic Input 21 INPUT_7 (*) or ZERO R Digital Input Generic input or R-Axis home sensor input. The home search is stopped when this signal goes HIGH 22 INPUT_6 (*) or DISABLE R Digital Input Generic input or R-Axis disable signal. When HIGH, the corresponding step signal remains in the status prior to activation 23 OUTPUT_9 (*) or BRAKE R Digital Output Generic output or R-Axis electromechanical brake release signal. ON during drive motion 24 OUTPUT_11 DIR R (*) or Digital Output Generic output or R-Axis drive direction signal 25 GND Ground Ground reference (*) enable an axis cause that the corresponding signals will no longer be available as generic inputs/output. Refers to Lighter user’s manual, “Setting the X, Y, Z, and Rotor Axes parameters” to enable/disable Axes and set the Axes properties. (**) see paragraph 2.5 2.4.5 RS232 CONNECTOR (COM2) Panel socket Sub-D, 9 positions, male. Figure 24: Male panel socket Sub-D 9 (front view). PIN SIGNAL TYPE DESCRIPTION 1 DCD Input Data Carrier Detect 2 RXD Input Receive Data 3 TXD Output Transmit Data 4 DTR Output Data Terminal Ready 5 GND Ground Ground reference 6 DSR Input Data Set Ready 7 RTS Output Request to Send 8 CTS Input Clear to Send 9 RI Input Ringing Indicator TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 2 2.4.6 ENCODER CONNECTOR Panel socket BINDER, M12, 8 positions female, 763 series. Recommended encoder: Datalogic ENC58-S10- XXXX-M1 (ENC58-S10-5000-M12). Figure 25: Female panel socket cod. 09-3482-87-08 (front view). PIN SIGNAL TYPE DESCRIPTION 1 GND GND Ground signal 2 VCC POWER OUTPUT 12V DC power supply 3 ENC_A DIGITAL INPUT Encoder HTL A channel signal 4 GND GND Return signal for ENC_A 5 ENC_B DIGITAL INPUT Encoder HTL B channel signal 6 GND GND Return signal for ENC_B 7 NC NC NC 8 NC NC NC BODY SHIELD SHIELD SHIELD 2.4.7 PHOTOCELL CONNECTOR Panel socket BINDER, M12, 4 positions female, 763 series. Recommended photocell: Datalogic S51-PA-5- B01-PK; Datalogic S15-PA-5-B01-PK or equivalent. Figure 26: Female panel socket cod. 09-3482-87-04 (front view). PIN SIGNAL TYPE DESCRIPTION 1 VCC POWER OUTPUT 12V DC power supply 2 NC NC NC 3 GND GND Ground signal 4 PHOTOCELL DIGITAL INPUT PNP photocell signal WARNING! For EMC compliance a RICHCO RRC-16-9-28-M2-K5B (or equivalent) must be used. 33 VLASETM UV 2 2.5 INPUT/OUTPUT SIGNAL SPECIFICATIONS DIGITAL INPUT: 34 Type Optocoupler Vmax 24V DC Imax 5mA @ 24V DC Pulse Width ≥ 1ms (debounce) MIN TYP MAX INPUT Logic LOW 0.0 V DC 0.0 V DC 2.0 V DC INPUT Logic HIGH 5.0 V DC 12.0 V DC 24.0 V DC DIGITAL OUTPUT: Type Low side driver Vmax 24V DC Imax 250mA Vsaturation <0.5V DC Leakage current < 5μA OUTPUT State ON V ≤ 0.5 V DC; I ≤ 250mA OUTPUT State OFF V ≤ 24 V DC; I ≤ 5μA TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 35 2 2.6 CONNECTION EXAMPLES Figure 27: Connection examples. VLASETM UV 3 3 INSTALLATION AND SET UP 3.1 CONNECTIONS This section of the manual describes the marking system wiring. Carry out the connecting operations as described below. WARNING! Connect the marking system to others WITHOUT voltage in order to avoid risks for the operator and for the marking system. 3.1.1 CONNECTING COMMAND BOX CABLE Connecting Command Box cable. 36 Figure 28: Connecting Command Box cable. NOTE: The Command Box cable must always be inserted in order to use Enable and Key on the front panel of the rack. INSTALLATION AND SET UP 3 3.1.2 CONNECTING INTERLOCK CABLE Figure 29: Connecting interlock cable. NOTE: The interlock cable must always be inserted in order to use the marking system. The absence of such connector locks the system. 3.1.3 CONNECTING INTERLOCK OUT CONNECTOR 37 Figure 30: Connecting interlock OUT connector. VLASETM UV 3 3.1.4 CONNECTING THE OPTICAL FIBER TO THE CONTROL RACK Follow the steps listed here below to connect the optical fiber to the control rack: 1) unscrew the four screws holding the cover plate on the rack. 38 Figure 31: Removing the cover plate from the rack. 2) insert the optical fiber into the cable gland without removing its protection cap. WARNING! The insertion of the optical fiber is a delicate operation. You must make sure that the optical fiber is protected by his cap during insertion in the antenna cable to avoid damage or dirty it. Figure 32: Passing the optical fiber through the cable gland. INSTALLATION AND SET UP 3 3) insert the optical fiber into the PG cable gland mounted on the rear panel of the rack. Figure 33: Passing the optical fiber through the PG cable gland. 4) remove the drain plug and tighten to form the fiber diode paying attention not to soil or scratch the fiber end. 39 Figure 34: Connection of the optical fiber. VLASETM UV 3 5) fixing the cable gland on the PG. 40 Figure 35: Fixing the cable gland. 6) closing rack top cover. Figure 36: Closing cover. INSTALLATION AND SET UP 3 3.1.5 CONNECTING THE OPTICAL FIBER ON THE RESONATOR Follow the steps listed here below to wire the optical fiber to the resonator: 1) unscrew the three screws that secure the metallic cover and cable gland to the resonator. Figure 37: Disassembling the optical fiber cable gland from the resonator. 2) insert the optical fiber in the cable gland without removing the protection cap. WARNING! The insertion of the optical fiber is a delicate operation. You must make sure that the optical fiber is protected by his cap during insertion in the antenna cable to avoid damage or dirty it. 41 Figure 38: Passing the optical fiber through the cable gland. VLASETM UV 3 3) remove the protection cap and insert the optical fiber in the resonator, being careful not to damage the end of the fiber or getting it dirty. 42 Figure 39: Connecting the optical fiber to resonator. 4) screw the protection cap back on the resonator. Figure 40: Final closing. WARNING! To avoid damaging or breaking the optical fiber, never subject it to rays with a curve under 20 cm. INSTALLATION AND SET UP 43 3 3.1.6 CONNECTING RADIOFREQUENCY CABLE Screw in SMA connectors, starting at resonator side (90° end) then at the rack side. Figure 41: RF cable connection. VLASETM UV 3 3.1.7 CONNECTING MDR CABLE Connecting MDR cable to rack: 44 Figure 42: MDR connection side rack. Connect the other end of the cable to the scanner head. Figure 43: MDR connection side resonator. INSTALLATION AND SET UP 3 3.1.8 CONNECTING RESONATOR CABLE Connecting resonator cable to rack: Figure 44: Resonator cable connection side rack. Connect the other end of the cable to the resonator. 45 Figure 45: Resonator cable connection side resonator. VLASETM UV 3 3.1.9 CONNECTING FAN CABLE Connect fan cable to resonator. 46 Figure 46: Resonator fan cable connection. INSTALLATION AND SET UP 3 3.1.10 CONNECTING POWER SUPPLY CABLE Connecting power supply cable. Figure 47: Power supply cable connection. NOTE: Lock the plug with the retaining clamp to avoid accidental disconnection. 3.1.11 GROUND CONNECTION To ensure high electrical noise immunity it is strongly recommended to connect the chassis to earth plant. 47 Figure 48: Ground connection. VLASETM UV 3 3.1.12 CONNECTING RESONATOR POWER SUPPLY CABLE Connection the AC power supply to the resonator. 48 Figure 49: Connection the power supply. INSTALLATION AND SET UP 49 3 3.1.13 LOCAL MODE CONNECTION To use the marking system in “Local Control” mode it is necessary to install a mouse, keyboard and monitor to the system. Connect the monitor and input devices as shown below: Figure 51: USB keyboard connection. Figure 50: USB mouse connection. VLASETM UV 3 50 Figure 52: VGA monitor connection. NOTE: Minimum resolution 800 x 600. 3.1.14 REMOTE MODE CONNECTION To use the marking system in “Remote Mode” it is necessary to connect a network cable: Figure 53: RJ45 Ethernet connection. NOTE: The system LAN is configured by default with a fixed IP Address and Subnet Mask: - Default IP address: 192.168.0.10 - Default Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 See chapter 5.2 in order to change LAN configuration. NOTE: Ethernet TCP/IP 10, 100 Mbit. INSTALLATION AND SET UP 51 3 3.1.15 F-THETA LENS PROTECTION CAP REMOVAL Remove the F-Theta Lens protection cap before marking operation. Figure 54: F-Theta Lens protection cap removal. WARNING! Marking with the lens protection cap could result in damage to the lens. VLASETM UV 4 4 USE AND OPERATION 4.1 TURNING ON SEQUENCE 1ST: before turning on the marking system, be sure that the system is connected as previously described. Check presence of voltage power supply connection, interlock connector and Command Box connector. Check that Key and Enable commands on the rack front panel are disabled (see Figure 19 and Figure 20). 1ST: turn on the switch on resonator. Wait about 20 minutes before proceeding to the next step. This waiting time is necessary for the correct warm-up and performance stabilization of the resonator: 52 Figure 55: Power on resonator. NOTE: The warm up time is about 20 minutes with 220V AC power supply. For lower voltage (ie: 110V AC) one should expect a longer wait time. 2ND: turn on the main switch in the back of the control rack: Figure 56: Power on control rack. During booting-up, status LED on the rack front panel will be blinking green. USE AND OPERATION 4 Wait the end of the booting-up. The status LED on the rack will be steady green. Figure 57: Status LED display. 3RD: activate the command key, by rotating it clockwise: Figure 58: Enable signal KEY. When the KEY signal is enabled, the status LED on the rack will be blinking orange for about 20 seconds (laser source warm-up). 53 VLASETM UV 4 Wait the end of the laser source warm-up. The status LED on the rack and the LED bar on the Scan Head will be steady orange. 54 Figure 59: Status LED display. 4TH: activate the ENABLE command by rotating it clockwise: Figure 60: Enable command ENABLE. USE AND OPERATION 4 The laser system is ready to mark. The status LED on the rack will turn red. Figure 61: Status LED display. RESUME TABLE STATUS STATUS LED INPUT STATUS (*) OUTPUT STATUS (*) SYSTEM BOOTING UP BLINKING GREEN (1Hz) KEY LOW ENABLE LOW 55 SYSTEM_ALARM ON POWER ON OFF ENABLE OUT OFF WAIT FOR START STEADY GREEN KEY LOW ENABLE LOW SYSTEM_ALARM OFF POWER ON OFF ENABLE OUT OFF WARMING UP BLINKING ORANGE (1Hz) KEY ENABLE HIGH LOW SYSTEM_ALARM OFF POWER ON OFF ENABLE OUT OFF SHUTTER STANDBY CLOSED STEADY ORANGE KEY HIGH ENABLE LOW SYSTEM_ALARM OFF POWER ON ON ENABLE OUT OFF READY STEADY RED KEY HIGH ENABLE HIGH SYSTEM_ALARM OFF POWER ON ON ENABLE OUT ON STATUS STATUS LED OUTPUT STATUS (*) INVALID START WARNING SEQUENCE BLINKING ORANGE (2Hz) SYSTEM_ALARM OFF POWER_ON OFF ENABLE_OUT OFF SYSTEM ERROR BLINKING RED (2Hz) SYSTEM_ALARM ON POWER_ON OFF ENABLE_OUT OFF (*) See paragraph 2.4.3 for more information. 4.1.1 ADVICE ON USING THE SYSTEM If the marking system is used in manual mode you need to connect Command Box connector as described before. In this way you are able to control the marking system directly on rack front panel. If the marking system is used in automatic mode it is recommended to enable permanently Key and Enable commands positioned on rack front panel and to use remote signals (EXT_KEY and EXT_ENABLE) available on Command Box connector. This part is supplied with the product and you can connect external controls wiring connector contacts following pins description on chapter 2.6. VLASETM UV 4 4.2 LOCAL MODE OPERATIONS The local mode (with monitor, keyboard and mouse connected) is optimal to fully benefit of the ALL-IN-ONE Rack architecture characteristics. 56 SW Editor SW Engine Correction Matrix Laser Control Galvo Control 4.3 REMOTE MODE OPERATIONS Keyboard, mouse and monitor are not necessary in this configuration. LAN SW Editor Remote SW Engine Remote Active-X SW Engine Correction Matrix Laser Control Galvo Control + = USE AND OPERATION 57 4 New IP ActiveX allows OEM integrators and end-users to create customized Applications and User Interfaces via Ethernet. Local or remote ActiveX control interface is available with the same commands to allow the use of the same application developed for both local and remote configurations. LAN Remote ActiveX SW Engine Correction Matrix Laser Control Galvo Control VLASETM UV 4 4.4 OPERATING IN LOCAL MODE Connecting monitor, mouse and keyboard to the laser system (see paragraph 3.1.13) allows the operator to access the console which contains the instruments to operate with laser. 58 Laser Editor is a software that allows to easily mark or engrave product identification information such as 2D matrix codes, barcodes, text, alpha-numeric serial numbers, date codes, part numbers, graphics and logos in any production environment. With Laser Editor you can: o edit graphic layouts o set laser parameters o set system configuration o control the integrated I/O module for axis management o create automated procedures o create programs using Lighter programming language Laser Engine Tray Icon Laser Engine is an application automatically loaded at start-up that allows to operate the marking system. Laser Engine is present in the tray icon. With Laser Engine you can: o monitor the system status o select a saved document, display limits using a red laser pointer, watch the marking preview and do marking tests o switch between Manual/Auto mode (engraving operations controlled by operator or external signals) USE AND OPERATION 4 4.4.1 HOW TO CREATE AND EDIT YOUR FIRST GRAPHIC DOCUMENT SIGNAL STATUS EXT_KEY OFF EXT_ENABLE_A OFF EXT_ENABLE_B OFF In “WAIT FOR START” status, double click on Laser Editor icon to start the layout editor application Click on the document type selector and choose Layer: 59 VLASETM UV 4 Click on the Text String icon in the Object toolbar to add a string object to the layer: Edit String properties such as value, font, style, etc. using the Properties browser: 60 USE AND OPERATION 61 4 Edit Filling properties such as filling type, interline, etc. using the Properties browser: VLASETM UV 4 4.4.2 HOW TO TEST AND ENGRAVE YOUR DOCUMENT 62 SIGNAL STATUS EXT_KEY ON EXT_ENABLE_A OFF EXT_ENABLE_B OFF In “STANDBY SHUTTER CLOSED” status, press Limits All button in the Laser Toolbar to adjust the object position in the marking field: USE AND OPERATION 63 4 In “READY” status, adjust the Laser parameters using the Properties browser: Press Send Marking button in the Laser Toolbar to start the marking process: SIGNAL STATUS EXT_KEY ON EXT_ENABLE_A ON EXT_ENABLE_B ON VLASETM UV 4 4.4.3 HOW TO USE EXTERNAL SIGNALS TO ENGRAVE YOUR DOCUMENT Automate the marking process allowing documents to be marked using external START_MARKING and STOP_MARKING signals, that can be generated by PLC or other external devices. Click on Save to Device button to save the layout in the marking system memory: Click on Show Laser Engine button to display Laser Engine window: AUTO/MANUAL Mode button allows switching between the two available working modes: o Auto mode: the engraving operations are executed automatically using external signals. o Manual mode: used for displaying the margins of the graphic objects to be marked and testing layouts. 64 USE AND OPERATION 4 Select the document from the list and click on To Auto Mode button: The laser system is ready to mark document using external START_MARKING and STOP_MARKING signals: 65 VLASETM UV 4 4.5 THERMALIZATION AND SUPPRESSION OF GIANT PULSES Thermalization is useful in order to obtain a good marking quality. To obtain uniform markings and work processes is important to keep Nd:YVO4 crystal constantly pumped. This operation is called thermalization and is implemented supplying the laser diode with a suitable level of current. In this way a certain amount of pumping radiation at 808nm excites the crystal “but being the Q- switch closed” no laser radiation is emitted by the system. With the VlaseTM source, this procedure can be implemented using Software Thermalization. Software thermalization Software thermalization is implemented automatically by the Lighter marking software and consists in defining, within the marking project, a certain thermalization level at which the crystal is maintained during the non-emission intervals. It is generally recommended to keep the level of thermalization similar to the power level used for the marking or slightly lower. 66 Figure 62: Temporal diagram of Software Thermalization. USE AND OPERATION 4 As you can see in the graph shown in the Figure, during the marking phase the Q-Switch Modulation signal determines the frequency with which the laser pulses are generated, the effect of the LEVEL signal is a corresponding change in the laser diode current. Please note that, in order for this to occur, the EMISSION signal has to be active. NOTE: Please also note that the current supplied to the laser diode is intentionally forced to have rising and falling times in the range of 150us. This protection from fast commutations (generated either from fast changes of LEVEL signal or from EMISSION signal front) is intended to reduce damage risk and extend lifetime of the diode itself. During the thermalization phase, the EMISSION signal stays active, while the LEVEL signal goes into a pre- set thermalization level (i.e. 90%) and the Q SW MOD signal stays fixed at 0 V. At the end of the thermalization phase, before starting another marking phase, the FPK (First Pulse Killing) procedure needs to be implemented in order to discharge the crystal, thus avoiding the generation of “giant” pulses which may cause marking defects as well as damages to the internal optics of the resonator. To discharge the crystal, the Q-Switch is kept closed (Q SW MOD signal at 0 V) and the EMISSION signal is brought to a 0V level for at least 450 microseconds, so as to cut off the current in the laser diode and consequently the pumping of the crystal (FPK delay). Laser source Frequency interval 67 Operation in Continuous Wave (CW) Q-switch opening time (Shot Time) Optimal FPK delay VlaseTM UV 3 W 20 kHz ÷ 80 kHz NO 1,5 μs 450μs WARNING! It is strongly recommended NOT to change FPK Shot time delay and set, because they have been optimized to ensure the safety of the marking system and the performance marking linked to the high stability of the laser pulses. VLASETM UV 5 5 CUSTOMIZE THE SYSTEM’S SOFTWARE 5.1 CHANGE O.S. LANGUAGE AND KEYBOARD LAYOUT The marking system allows you to personalize the operating system changing the language used in menus and dialogs, languages you can use to enter text and keyboard layout. NOTE: In order to perform this setting it is necessary to connect mouse, keyboard and monitor to the system (see paragraph 3.1.13). o Turn OFF and ON the system and wait the end of the booting-up (the status LED on the rack must be steady green) o From the main screen click on Start > Control Panel o Select Change display language: 68 CUSTOMIZE THE SYSTEM ‘S SOFTWARE 5 o In Keyboards and Languages select and choose the desired language. o Select Change keyboards to change your keyboard or input language: 69 VLASETM UV 5 o Select now input languages and press OK: o Close all the open screens and double click on shortcut to save-data.bat icon in the Desktop screen. o A message advise you to restart or shutdown the system in order to permanently save data. Press OK: o Shut down the system in order to save the new settings: 70 WARNING! DO NOT turn OFF or UNPLUG the system while Windows® is shutting down. o WAIT until system shuts down automatically (black screen) o Power off the system to complete installation CUSTOMIZE THE SYSTEM ‘S SOFTWARE 5 5.2 CHANGE LAN CONFIGURATION AND IP ADDRESS The system allows you to change the LAN configuration and IP address. NOTE: In order to perform this setting it is necessary to connect mouse, keyboard and monitor to the system (see paragraph 3.1.13). o Turn OFF and ON the system and wait the end of the booting-up (the status LED on the rack must be steady green) o From the main screen click on Start > Control Panel o Select View network status and tasks: 71 VLASETM UV 5 o In the Network and Sharing Center screen select Change adapter settings: o In the Network Connections screen double click on Local Area Connection 72 CUSTOMIZE THE SYSTEM ‘S SOFTWARE 5 o In the Local Area Connection Properties screen double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) o In the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties you can change the IP address and configuration o Close all the open screens and double click on shortcut to save-data.bat icon in the Desktop screen. o A message advise you to restart or shutdown the system in order to permanently save data. Press OK: o Shut down the system in order to save the new settings: WARNING! DO NOT turn OFF or UNPLUG the system while Windows® is shutting down. o WAIT until system shuts down automatically (black screen) o Power off the system to complete installation 73 VLASETM UV 5 5.3 CHANGE VIDEO SETTING The system allows you to change the Video setting. NOTE: In order to perform this setting it is necessary to connect mouse, keyboard and monitor to the system (see paragraph 3.1.13). o Turn OFF and ON the system and wait the end of the booting-up (the status LED on the rack must be steady green) o From the main screen click on Start > Control Panel o Select Adjust screen resolution: 74 CUSTOMIZE THE SYSTEM ‘S SOFTWARE 5 o In the Screen Resolution window select the desired Screen resolution and Colour quality: o Close all the open screens and double click on shortcut to save-data.bat icon in the Desktop screen. o A message advise you to restart or shutdown the system in order to permanently save data. Press OK: o Shut down the system in order to save the new settings: WARNING! DO NOT turn OFF or UNPLUG the system while Windows® is shutting down. o WAIT until system shuts down automatically (black screen) o Power off the system to complete installation 75 VLASETM UV 5 5.4 REMOTE DESKTOP CONNECTION To connect the laser system to a remote Windows based computer, follow these steps: o Turn on the marking system o Make sure that both the marking system and remote computer are connected to the LAN o Click Start > All Programs > Accessories, and then click Remote Desktop Connection o Click Options o In the Computer list, type the host name or the IP address of the computer to which you want to connect o Type the user name, password, and domain (if applicable) of an account to which you have allowed remote access into the corresponding boxes, and then click Connect 76 CUSTOMIZE THE SYSTEM ‘S SOFTWARE 5 o In the Log On to Windows® dialog box that appears, type the password of the account with remote access privileges into the Password box: User name: DLA Password: dla o In the Log on to list, if applicable, select the domain or remote computer that you want, and then click OK The remote desktop is displayed in a window on the desktop. The remote computer is locked during this session o To disconnect the session, click the Close button in the session window, and then click OK when you are prompted to disconnect the Windows session. 77 VLASETM UV 6 6 ACCESSORIES The accessories listed here below are described for information purposes only, and are not necessarily included in the packaging. The minimum contents of the packaging include the main hardware, cables and keys. For additional information, please refer to paragraph 1.2. 6.1 CONTROL BOX Control and command device able to manage: • Warmup the system • Open the Shutter and enable laser emission • Start and Stop the marking process • Show the marking process status • Show the system error status 78 Figure 63: Control Box (Ordering no: 985330031). 1 Key selector Selector switch for EXT_KEY control signal 2 Enable selector / ENABLE indicator Selector switch for both EXT_ENABLE_A and EXT_ENABLE_B control signals with LED indicator for ENABLE_OUT control signal 3 Alarm indicator LED indicator for SYSTEM_ALARM control signal 4 Start button / BUSY indicator Pushbutton for START_MARKING control signal with LED indicator for BUSY control signal 5 Stop button / END indicator Pushbutton for STOP_MARKING control signal with LED indicator for END control signal 6 READY indicator LED indicator for SW_READY control signal 7 External connector Connection to Command Box connector * Refer to Command Box connector (see paragraph 2.4.3) for detailed control signal’s description. WARNING! If the Control Box is used, the marking system works in DANGEROUS condition. ACCESSORIES 6 6.2 MARKING ON FLY KIT The marking on fly kit is available on request. Kit includes: encoder, photocell, cables and plastic reflectors. Figure 64: Kit MOF (Ordering no: 985330027). 6.3 CABLE KIT LENGTH PLUS Cable Kit length plus are available on request. 79 Figure 65: Cable Kit length plus. VLASETM UV 6 6.4 RACK HANDLES Handles for rack fastening are available on request. 80 Figure 66: handles rack.
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